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    Low Speed, High Pitch Whine

    Our 2013 S85 has a high pitch whine at low speeds whenever the accelerator is depressed. The sound fades as the speed increases, but it annoyingly announces my arrival every day at work and later when I arrive home. So much for Tesla's silence. Several months ago the Scottsdale Service Center...
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    Article in Arizona Capital Times

    This was just published in the Arizona Capital Times: Let’s slash government regulation and open the door for Tesla sales | Arizona Capitol Times I hope that this article provokes some interest in legislation to open up direct sales for Tesla, but it looks to be an uphill battle with...
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    AZ Tesla Club . . . and Now For Our Next Act

    The Meet-Up between Phoenix enthusiasts and the great people from Tucson went incredibly well in Casa Grande with about 50 people and 25 cars, but now what's next. John P (huzz1970) will be suggesting a variety of trips and meet-ups soon, but I wanted to get some feedback on a variety of other...
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    Building Support for Direct Sales in Arizona

    A bill has been introduced in the Arizona House to allow direct sales of Tesla in Arizona. I am hoping to build support from Arizona enthusiasts for legislation that will remedy this problem. Most owners are aware that current Arizona law forbids consumers from buying directly buy from Tesla...
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    Supercharger - Blanding, UT

    Blanding, Utah is a city in the midst of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. You’ll want to visit Blanding and use it as a hub for exploring Natural Bridges National Monument, Monument Valley, the Four Corners area, Lake Powell, the archaeological finds at Cedar Mesa, Goosenecks...
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    Supercharger - Page, AZ

    Page is a planned community in Northern Arizona with a population of about 7,500 residents, but tens of thousands of tourists each year visit nearby venues including Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, Colorado River Rafting, Canyon Country, and the Navajo Nation. When completed in 2016 the...
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    Supercharger - Kayenta, AZ

    It “appears” that Kayenta is on the map for a Supercharger in 2016. If you’re going to visit the amazing scenery that is Monument Valley, it’s likely you’re going through Kayenta. It’s a town within the Navajo Nation that has about 5,000 people, a couple of hotels, a hardware store, several...
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    Arizona HB-2216 Would Allow Direct Sales In Arizona

    Three of the most conservative state representatives in the Arizona House are sponsoring HB-2216 that would allow direct sales of Teslas in Arizona. One of the sponsors is chair of the House Commerce Committee that would, no doubt, hear the bill if it moves forward. Interesting development.
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    Supercharger - Globe, AZ

    The placement of a Supercharger near Globe, AZ is a great idea! While many of us struggle to determine exactly where the superchargers will be based on the 2016 Tesla Supercharger Map, it's gotta be close to Globe. For those who don't know, Globe has a rich history as a mining town and was on...
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    Supercharger - Tucson, AZ

    Tucson - The "old Pueblo" is getting a Supercharger. It appears pretty clear that the 2016 Tesla Supercharger Map has a location within or near Tucson. That's great news in that it opens up a lot of southern Arizona, but kinda odd that it's only 70 miles to the SpC in Casa Grande and just 46...
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    Supercharger - Heber, AZ

    The last Arizona Supercharger planned for 2015 appears slated for Heber if you overlay the Tesla Supercharger Map with a map of Arizona. Yeah . . . Herber! It’s a great little town, complete with a 4th of July parade, beautiful scenery & family-oriented people, BUT it’s also just 45 miles from...
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    Supercharger - Benson, AZ

    No . . . Tesla does not appear to have a planned supercharger anywhere near Benson, Arizona on any map that they have released to the public, but many in the Arizona Tesla community believe that it’s absolutely necessary. We currently have a Supercharger in Casa Grande and there appears to be a...
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    Casa Grande Meet-Up, January 31 at SCS

    Andy (ahm) in Tucson has suggested a meet-up at about 2pm at the SCS in Casa Grande on January 31 for Arizona owners. I'm supportive of the idea, but would encourage some discussion about what we might do together beyond a quick charge and a burger at Culvers. Is there an interest in a...
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    AZ Club Members . . . . What's Next?

    The AZ Tesla Motors Club is one the the largest groups on TMC and more active than most of the clubs. It is perhaps surprising that Tesla has so much owner support in a state that bans direct Tesla sales. Our club has sponsored a few meet & greets, done a few trips, have had some online...
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    Hotel Charging Directory

    AZ, Tucson, La Paloma Resort. There are two 30amp Tesla-branded chargers at this resort. The valet staff reports that they were installed by Tesla and the stalls have Tesla signage. On the forum, there are plenty of requests for information about charging locations at hotels, but I haven't...
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    AZ - Route 66 Kingman Festival - Aug 16

    You're Invited! Rolf and Martina Lohr have planned an August 16 trip to Kingman for the "Route 66 Festival" via our relatively new Superchanger in Wickenburg (155 N Tegner 85390). The plan is to meet together at 10AM and convoy from the Wickenburg SpC. You'll probably want to 'top off'...
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    Phoenix - Prescott, AZ Trip October 25

    The idea of a short trip to Prescott for lunch has been around for about a year and came up again at Saturday's meet-up. I'm suggesting Saturday, October 25th and Thranx (who lives in Prescott) suggested Murphy's, as the lunch venue. Murphy's is housed in the former Gardner's General Store...
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    Prescott, AZ October 25, Meet-Up / Road Trip

    The idea of a short trip to Prescott for lunch has been around for about a year and came up again at Saturday's meet-up. I'm suggesting Saturday, October 25th and Thranx (who lives in Prescott) suggested Murphy's, as the lunch venue. Murphy's is housed in the former Gardner's General Store...
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    Arizona - Get Connected; Join the Arizona Club

    At 104 members, the Arizona Tesla Motors Club is one of the largest in the U.S., but that number represents only a fraction of the estimated 500 Teslas in Arizona. We've sponsored a few meet-ups and day trips, but we've got a lot more potential for fun, socializing, road tripping, networking...
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    Meet-Up, Phoenix Area, July 12 Ahwatukee

    You’re Invited! Please join us at My Wine Cellar in Ahwatukee for beer, wine, a light meal and TeslaTalk, perhaps with old friends or new enthusiasts. My Wine Cellar has a nice menu and a broad selection of wines and beers. It’s happening Saturday, July 12th from 2 to 4pm, during “happy...
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    Temperature "hold" When Out of Car

    In the desert southwest, it can be REALLY hot and in the northern climates, it can be REALLY cold. I'd like a "pop-up" menu to appear when I put the car into Park so that I can set it to maintain the temperature while I make a quick stop at a convenience mart or the hardware store. It would...
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    Blink & Tesla Together

    It appears that Blink is looking into ways to use Elon's open patent offer to make Blink chargers more useful to Tesla owners. I'm sure we'll have to pay for the electrons, but quicker charges at Blink locations could be HUGE. CarCharging To Integrate Tesla Technology Into Blink Network
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    Ways to Support Direct Sales of Tesla

    A bill that would have allowed direct sales of Teslas in Arizona just died in our state legislature and I am pissed. It offends my sense of what free-choice and capitalism means. I am aware that Arizona isn't the only state to deny direct sales. While efforts to correct this miscarriage...
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    Direct Sales Bill in Arizona Next Year

    It is now clear that a bill allowing direct sales of Teslas in Arizona is officially dead in the state legislature for this year with TM vowing to have it reconsidered next year. Here are a few thoughts for next year: 1) The combined power of the Arizona Automobile Dealers Association...
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    New Article from Reuters News Service

    Was recently quoted in a new Reuters article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/21/us-autos-tesla-lobbying-idUSBREA2K1RW20140321
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    18650 Battery Improvements

    There is general agreement that the 18650 battery used in the Roadster and Model S is old technology, but it continues to be used because improvements in capacity have kept it viable. It appears that the Roadster used a 2200mAh version of the 18650 cell and the Model S uses a battery with...
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    Supercharger - Cordes Junction, AZ

    A new red dot appeared on the TM website with "Coming Soon" status for a Supercharger at or near the junction of I-17 and AZ-69. Kinda hard to tell if its Cordes Junction or Verde Valley, but Cordes is probably more likely due to its position midway between Phoenix and Flagstaff. This location...
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    Supercharger - Casa Grande, AZ

    Tesla's Supercharger Map for 2014 shows a location at or around Casa Grande. I believe there's a Carl's Jr on the outskirts of town, an outlet mall, and several nearby truck stops where a supercharger could be sited. Okay, Tesla Detectives, let's go to work to figure out the location . . . and...
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    Coming Soon?

    I find myself either annoyed and/or amused when I find "Coming Soon" on the Tesla Motors website. I don't know what "soon" means in TeslaSpeak. I think the center console has been promised for many, many months and the supercharger in Yuma was approved by the city in September, but is "coming...
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    Supercharger - Gila Bend, AZ

    Good to see that Gila Bend is a work in progress.
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    Cars & Coffee - Scottsdale, AZ - February 1

    Thanks to Rolf Lohr at Home Tesla Owners | tesla owners. us | Rolf Lohr for putting out the information about the next Cars & Coffee event in Scottsdale from 7-10am on Saturday, Feb. 1. The event will be at the Shops at Gainey Village - 8787 N Scottsdale Rd, 85258. Hope you'll join us! Bring...
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    Scottsdale (Arizona) Service Center

    There has been a thread for the temporary Phoenix service center, but haven't yet found one for the new Scottsdale location that opened in October. Perhaps the mods can move that old thread here. i continue to be impressed with the work ethic and enthusiasm of the staff. Manager, Nick, and a...
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    Supercharger - Holbrook, AZ

    MikeC had photos of Flagstaff rather than Holbrook, but the text has a time frame of mid-January for Flagstaff, Kingman, and HOLBROOK. This is the first time that I've seen a date associated the the Holbrook location (elsewhere posted to be located at another Carl's Jr.). We have friends going...
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    A Run To Quartzsite-Jan 4

    . . . actually we plan to DRIVE from Phoenix to the Quartzsite SuperCharger at Carl's Jr and hope to meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Costco at 10000 W. McDowell Road in Avondale. Let's connect at the NorthEast corner of the Costco lot, get some pix, and depart about 9:45. A few facts: When...
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    AZ Short Easy Trip 11-24 to Arcosanti

    You're invited to join us for a short road trip to Arcosanti (near Cordes Junction) on Nov 24. Arcosanti is a fun and unique place that features bold architecture in a beautiful setting combined with an eco-friendly philosophy inspired by Paolo Solari. Welcome | arcosanti.org We are planning...
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    Arizona Superchargers

    Please post whatever we know (or think we know) about Superchargers within or near Arizona.
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    Blue Model S for Sale

    85kWh battery, tan leather interior, obeche matte trim, air suspension, pano roof, 19" wheels, window tinting, about 8400 miles. I love this car, but have decided to get a red one with the tech package. CarMax has offered $80k. If you can do better than this, please let me know. Please PM me...
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    Lotus Evora 414e Hybrid

    It appears that Lotus has benefited more than financially from their relationship with Tesla. Their hybrid prototype looks a lot like the Tesla Roadster, but has an all-electric range of just 30 miles and has a three cylinder engine that runs on either gas or alcohol once the electricity is...

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